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Author Ovenden, Mark, 1963- author.

Title Airline maps : a century of art and design / Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts.

Publication Info. [New York] : Penguin Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  659.19 OVENDEN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - NEW Adult Nonfiction  659.19 OVE    Missing
Description 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 144) and index.
Summary "In this gorgeously illustrated collection of airline route maps, Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts look to the skies and transport readers to another time. Hundreds of images span a century of passenger flight, from the rudimentary trajectory of routes to the most intricately detailed birds-eye views of the land to be flown over. Advertisements for the first scheduled commercial passenger flights featured only a few destinations, with stunning views of the countryside and graphics of biplanes. As aviation took off, speed and mileage were trumpeted on bold posters featuring busy routes. Major airlines produced highly stylized illustrations of their global presence, establishing now-classic brands. With trendy and forward-looking designs, cartographers celebrated the coming together of different cultures and made the earth look ever smaller. Eventually, fleets got bigger and routes multiplied, and graphic designers have found creative new ways to display huge amounts of information. Airline hubs bring their own cultural mark and advertise their plentiful destination options. Innovative maps depict our busy world with webs of overlapping routes and networks of low-cost city-to-city hopping. But though flying has become more commonplace, Ovenden and Roberts remind us that early air travel was a glamorous affair for good reason. Airline Maps is a celebration of graphic design, cartographic skills and clever marketing, and a visual feast that reminds us to enjoy the journey as much as the destination"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Advertising -- Airlines -- History -- Pictorial works.
Air travel -- History -- Pictorial works.
Airlines -- History -- Pictorial works.
Airways -- Maps.
Maps in art.
Advertising -- Airlines. (OCoLC)fst00797516
Air travel. (OCoLC)fst00802678
Airlines. (OCoLC)fst00802946
Airways. (OCoLC)fst00803880
Maps in art. (OCoLC)fst01008755
Genre/Form Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Maps. (OCoLC)fst01423704
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Added Author Roberts, Maxwell J., author.
ISBN 9780143134077 paperback
0143134078 paperback
Standard No. 40029601296
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